Originally Posted by oldglory
Katy: Super work ... I am so impressed with your sculpting -
Your Ram is stunning and the Crow reminds of the poem by Poe, "The Raven" -
, I was surprised at all the differences between ravens and crows. This is definitely a crow. My main goal here was figuring out how to make decent wings/feathers. Would love to do some raptors-- I am thinking (since doing the tail) that I am going to take the wings off and make them more 3 dimensional. This was just a dry run.
Even the differences between a desert bighorn sheep and a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep can't be overlooked.
Speaking of Poe, here is an eerie poem about crows by David John Mowers (Jun 2016):
His army perched above in trees,
Watching the front become a feast,
Who wins, care not, in the least?
"The cawing clan of Koronos..."
The thousands black they view the fight,
Staying late for supper -feeding at night...
Picking tender morsels in illumed moon-light,
"Swarthy minions of King Koronos!"
Corvid follow Man wherever he may go,
Feathery tomes of knowledge their treasure trove,
The messengers in the House of Jove...
"His static barbizon Aves; Koronos!"
There are many kings who come and go,
Becoming part and parcel in a wicked show,
But none of them will ever match the Crow...
"Engrosser of the dead; Koronos!"
I forgot to tell everyone, the white boxer dog
has about 40 people interested in either fostering or becoming the new owners. She'll get a good home.